Coronavirus: Vladimir Putin rolls out Russia’s Sputnik V jab in ‘large-scale’ Covid vaccination

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to start mass vaccination against coronavirus from next week, with sailors, doctors and teachers among the first to get the nation’s own jab. Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s ‘first registered Covid-19 vaccine’ after it received regulatory approval in early August. However, giving the … Read more Coronavirus: Vladimir Putin rolls out Russia’s Sputnik V jab in ‘large-scale’ Covid vaccination

Manchester Airport opens Covid swab centre

Covid swab centres have opened at Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands airports offering tourists £99 virus and antibody tests before they jet off on holiday.     The scheme launched today by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is a major boost for those wanting to avoid lengthy quarantines abroad when flying off for a winter sun. The announcement … Read more Manchester Airport opens Covid swab centre

Liverpool shoppers who have negative Covid result could get DISCOUNTS

Liverpool shoppers who have negative Covid result could get DISCOUNTS in stores under plan to lure people into city centre amid mass-testing drive City is currently piloting a mass testing scheme whereby everyone can get swab  Infection rates have since tumbled and Liverpool was downgraded to Tier 2  Hopes that the scheme could lure people … Read more Liverpool shoppers who have negative Covid result could get DISCOUNTS

Yeoman gaoler starts work by welcoming visitors back to Tower of London after Covid lockdown

Beefeaters get a new boss: Yeoman gaoler (and his ceremonial axe) starts work by welcoming visitors back to Tower of London after Covid lockdown  Serjeant Rob Fuller will take over the role of the yeoman gaoler He will become the first former member of the Royal Navy to hold the position   The Tower of London reopened … Read more Yeoman gaoler starts work by welcoming visitors back to Tower of London after Covid lockdown

Health bosses empty NHS hospital of patients to deal with Covid outbreak among the nurses

A community hospital in south west Wales will be emptied of its patients and re-opened as a ‘Covid-19 free facility’ to control an outbreak of covid-19 among nurses. All patients currently being treated at Llandovery Community Hospital in Carmarthenshire, will be transferred to Amman Valley Hospital in Glanaman, 20 miles away, with the process beginning immediately. … Read more Health bosses empty NHS hospital of patients to deal with Covid outbreak among the nurses

This Morning: Jonathan Van-Tam confirms Santa WILL get Covid vaccine

Next stop Strictly? Number 10 wheels out its ‘favourite’ health chief Jonathan ‘JVT’ Van-Tam to promise Santa will be the FIRST to get jab as metaphor-loving expert makes his debut on This Morning with Holly and Phil Jonathan Van-Tam has been deployed to reassure the public on Covid vaccine Deputy chief medical officer has won … Read more This Morning: Jonathan Van-Tam confirms Santa WILL get Covid vaccine

Care home bosses say families may NOT be able to visit loved ones due to Covid insurance claims

Families may not be able to visit their loved ones in care homes this Christmas as bosses fear they could be forced out of business if sued over a covid-19 outbreak. Inadequate insurance offered to care homes means that for hundreds of businesses allowing families to cuddle their relatives is not only a health risk … Read more Care home bosses say families may NOT be able to visit loved ones due to Covid insurance claims

Jonathan Van-Tam says Father Christmas HAS been given Covid vaccine

‘He’s at the top of our list’: Medical chief Jonathan Van-Tam says Father Christmas HAS been given Covid vaccine, tells Holly and Phil he was ‘tearful’ about breakthrough, and slams ‘nonsense’ anti-vax propaganda as he cements cult status in media blitz Jonathan Van-Tam has been deployed to reassure the public on Covid vaccine Deputy chief … Read more Jonathan Van-Tam says Father Christmas HAS been given Covid vaccine

Sainsbury’s will hand back up to £440 million saved from Covid business rates holiday

Sainsbury’s this morning confirmed it will hand back around £440 million saved from the Government’s business rates holiday – after Tesco and Morrisons agreed to do the same yesterday. The supermarket giant follows the lead of two of its rivals who said they would respectively return £585 million and £274 million. Sainsbury’s said last month it received … Read more Sainsbury’s will hand back up to £440 million saved from Covid business rates holiday

Operation Beat Covid: How the new jab works, when and where you get it, and who gets it first

It will be the biggest vaccination drive in history, a logistical operation almost unparalleled in peacetime, but what will it mean for you and your loved ones? With the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab due in Britain in the coming days, the first concrete details began to emerge yesterday of how the vaccine will … Read more Operation Beat Covid: How the new jab works, when and where you get it, and who gets it first